Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium. Add onion, carrot, and minced garlic; cook 8 minutes. Place onion mixture, chickpeas, water, salt, and pepper in a blender; process until smooth. Toss with hot cooked penne; sprinkle with parsley and basil.
Might be a way to add some flavor to this, but not sure it's worth the time and effort. It was just pretty bland, despite the garlic and herbs. I added a lot of fresh grated parm on top, and that helped but wouldn't make this again.